how to pronounce captivate


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the above transcription of captivate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

captivate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of captivate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we want to have you captivate engage in …”

meanings of captivate


  1. To attract and hold interest and attention of; charm.
  2. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.

captivate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word captivate occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics captivate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that captivate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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